Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The problems are myriad; an entire two day conference on the subject in Malaysia ends today. Not only do Muslims need to figure out which way Mecca is when they're in orbit, they may need to pray every 18 minutes (in order to reach their 5 times a day obligation on a craft that orbits the earth every 90 minutes). And how will they even be able to uh, assume the position, in the first place?
"When you're in a zero-gravity environment, you're floating around and as soon as you go into rukuk (a prayer position), that motion will project itself forward, and maybe you'll do a somersault or go into some other direction. So you're going to have to be held down or something"I want to know how they're going to make the Tang hallaal.